A lot of blame to spread around, but let’s start with the main culprit, Vic Fangio. His garbage defense gave up 48 and 34 points to good offenses in Buffalo and the Chargers.
Horrible play calls and even worse use of personnel. Kader Kohou was undrafted for a reason, and he was utterly exposed Sunday. Not Kader’s fault, as he played hard the whole time. It was 100% Fangio’s fault for never helping the kid.
Cam Smith sat on the bench while Fangio allowed Kohou to hand the Bills 34 of their 48 points. Fangio is just awful. So much potential and so much hope, all down the drain Sunday.
I knew we were doomed early. On the Bills’ first drive, we had a rare QB pressure, and Allen had to hurry the ball. He threw a wobbly lame duck pass with no zip on it. The type that should be intercepted. By the time the camera moved to the WR, it was Diggs and he was wide open. I understand if a pass is a bullet and the DB had no time to get there, but this was a wobbler. Kader Kohou had 20 minutes to make a break on the ball, but he was beaten so badly already that he couldn’t get there, and Diggs had a big gain. To make matters worse, Kohou decided to shove him out of bounds for 15 more yards. Right then and there, Fangio has to recognize that if Kader is unable to cover Diggs on poorly thrown balls, he’ll be even worse when Allen throws good balls. Unfortunately, Fangio doesn’t realize things as quickly as we do, and the game was over soon after.
On offense, Mike McDaniel made tons of questionable calls (including an agonizing call to pass the ball on 4th down, instead of handing it to Achane, who was in the backfield with open field ahead of him s Tony Romo correctly indicated), Mostert fumbled twice, and Tua threw a garbage pass for an INT…but the offense was not at fault today. It was all defense.
Jevon Holland forgot how to tackle, and Kader Kohou forgot how to cover. Embarrassing.
The steam will blow off and we move onto the beatable Giants. But man, I don’t understand how no one showed up today.